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Texting is a convenient and efficient way to communicate. Today, most people prefer to communicate via text instead of talking on the phone. However, texting while driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been injured in a texting while driving accident, your best course of action is to consult with our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our texting accident attorneys at The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
After a car crash caused by a driver who was texting, an experienced Jackson car accident attorney has the resources to thoroughly investigate the incident. This includes obtaining cell phone records to show that the other driver was texting, and that this careless behavior contributed to the wreck and to your injuries. Our experienced Jackson personal injury attorneys can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf to obtain the recovery you deserve.
As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from driving. It may involve:
According to NHTSA, texting is the most dangerous form of driver distraction because it requires manual, visual and mental attention. Texting takes the driver’s eyes off of the road for five seconds at a time which is equivalent to driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
NHTSA reports that:
As reported in Live Science, teen drinking and driving rates have decreased dramatically over the past two decades. However, texting and driving – equally dangerous – appears to have taken its place. NHTSA reports that in a recent 10-year period:
House Bill No. 389 was passed and signed into law by the Governor in 2015. The law bans texting or posting to social media while driving. This includes sending, reading or accessing messages using a hand-held mobile telephone. Since July 1, 2016, the fine for texting and driving is $100.
Texting accidents can cause serious injuries to motorists sharing the roadways. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck caused by a driver who was texting while driving, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers are are tough advocates who will help you seek justice and full compensation.